Using Oncology, Acupuncture, Herbs & Nutrition to Fight Cancer | Dr. Kendra Pope Deep Dive

Many oncologists are skeptical of integrative medicine, even though pet parents REALLY want to use it.

Kendra Pope is no skeptic. She’s a board-certified oncologist who practices in Red Bank, New Jersey. She uses oncology, but also acupuncture, herbs, and nutrition to fight dog cancer.

Her results speak for themselves. She joins us to discuss the treatments she uses in her own practice that she learned about AFTER her oncology training. Whether you’re interested in treatments they’re using in Europe (and not here), like mistletoe, how to feed your dog, or how to put together your team, this is a must-listen episode.

Welcome to the future of dog cancer treatment!

Links & Resources Mentioned in Today’s Show
Dr. Pope mentioned the following strategies:
Tui Na (acupressure)
Food therapy
Botanical medicine
Mistletoe therapy

College of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida:
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine:
Chi Institute:
American Board of Veterinary Botanical Medicine:
American Veterinary Medical Association:
Donnie Yance, master herbalist and nutritionist:

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Kendra Pope: 
Dr. Pope began her academic career as a graduate of Virginia Tech in 2005 and went on to complete veterinary school at the University of Florida. While in veterinary school, she began her training in holistic therapies at the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and completed certifications in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, veterinary food therapy, and Tui-na prior to graduation. Dr. Pope went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, which was followed by a three-year residency in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She successfully obtained board certification in her specialty of oncology and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2015.

Dr. Pope’s holistic training is an ongoing journey, with ongoing interests in herbal medicine, intravenous nutrient therapy, mistletoe therapy, as well as all innovative and novel integrative oncology approaches. Dr. Pope is preparing for certification as a Registered Herbalist, the highest accreditation offered in human herbal medicine. She has a strong interest in clinical research and making a difference in the field of veterinary integrative medicine through publications, lecturing, and education. Dr. Pope is currently involved in numerous clinical trials and is energized by collaboration and research with gifted colleagues. Dr. Pope serves as president of the American Board of Veterinary Botanical Medicine as well as on the Board of Directors for the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.


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